Top 7 things to do in Malta with Children

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Visit Malta’s National Aquarium, Water Parks, and much more!


If you’re thinking about visiting Malta with your kids, and are looking for some family-friendly activities for the whole gang, you’ve come to the right place! Here is a list of the top 7 places you can call upon if you’re visiting Malta with the youngsters.


Discover the underwater world at the Malta National Aquarium

If you’re staying at the AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa in Qawra, the Malta National Aquarium is definitely a must-see. Located a mere 11 minute walk away from your self-catering apartment, a visit to the aquarium is sure to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The aquarium consists of forty-one tanks and features creatures such as reptiles, insects, amphibians, fish commonly found in Malta and more. A trip to the aquarium is sure to be an enjoyable and educational excursion that will fascinate children and adults alike.

National Aquarium, Qawra

Splash around at the Bugibba Water Park

Bugibba is Qawra’s neighboring city, and is situated within walking distance from it. It also hosts its very own water park, enclosed in the shape of a boat. The park is split by colour according to the height and age of the young visitors; green, yellow and blue. Some of the features found in the park include the Palm Spring, Spray-zy Daisy, Bucket Tower, Water Loops and Liquid Tunnel. Apart from this, the park is equipped with showers and a locker room.

Bugibba Water Park

Dive in at Splash and Fun Water Park

Even though this next item on our list is not in Qawra, it is only 20 minutes away by bus, and is undeniably worth a visit if you have young kids and is enjoyable for all the family. The park is split in two parts; a water park and a theme park. The attractions include an enormous wave pool, exciting water slides, a lazy river, and a huge pool deck where the parents can work on their tan while the children splash around!

Splash and Fun, Malta

Swim with dolphins at Mediterraneo Marine Park

Just a stone’s throw away from the above mentioned Water Park, one can find the Mediterraneo Marine Park, which is another local treasure. In this park, your children (and yourself!) will have the opportunity to learn about marine life, sea creatures, and other animals. While you’re there, you can also enjoy the splendid views of the coastline, as you interact with animals and swim with dolphins.

Mediterraneo Park, Malta

Explore at Esplora

If you’re looking for a museum that is educational but also incredibly fun at the same time, Esplora is the place to go. The primary goal of the museum is to be entertaining, impressive and pleasing, and it achieves this brilliantly. As opposed to most other museums on the islands, visitors can learn about the subject, in this case science, in an interactive and hands-on manner, managing to capture the attention of kids of all ages. There are also frequent workshops, performances, science shows and debates.

Esplora Sicence Park, Malta

Spend a day in Popeye Village

Popeye Village, located in Mellieha was originally a film set built in 1980 for a musical adaptation of Popeye, but was then turned into an entertainment park guaranteed to be a superb day out for all the family. The picturesque village includes activities such as swimming and play areas, animation shows, boat rides, restaurants and even more.

Popeyes Village Malta

Experience the world in Playmobil figures

Entering the castle-shaped Playmobil FunPark is a fun experience in itself, but the interior is even more amusing. The park is situated in Birzebbuga, and has an outdoor as well as an indoor play area, with zones that pertain to different themes, such as City Life, Rescue, Aquarium, Pirates, Police, Knights and Fairy Tales. Occasionally, there are also events such as craft workshops, face painting, and other fun and learning activities.

Playmobil, Malta

After a fun day out for all the family, your self-catering apartment will be cozily waiting for you with open arms. You can either decide to prepare a home-cooked meal for all the family or visit one of the restaurants, located just outside the aparthotel. Book your stay at AX Sunny Coast Resort & Spa to be in the heart of it all!


Photo Credits go to Splash and Fun, Esplora. Playmobil & Popeye’s Village